Yankee Creek (8.5km)

Wombat State Forest



4 hrs

Grade 4


Hike summary

Route and GPX file


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  • We did this hike with 20kg backpacks load with water.

    The 2 km riverbed section is very slippery when damp. The sky was blue but everything was damp which made it interesting. I would save this section to last as it takes it out of you climbing over slippery rocks and fallen trees. Lots of blackberries when you have to climb out of the riverbed and pass sections blocked by trees or full of water.

    We had great fun (My wife, 11yr old daughter and myself) and enjoyed every bit of it but is hard going when wet and I wouldn’t do it if it is raining!

    10/10 walk.

  • We did this circuit today, starting from the marker for Great Dividing Trail off Whalebone Road. For some reason we had a lot of trouble finding the trail after the lake – shortly afterwards, it kind of petered out and we didn’t see a clear trail again until the northern-most section where you cross the creek with a steep downhill/uphill. From there we followed the track to the end of Moonlight Trail but again lost the path and ended up wandering around down in the gully for a while until we gave up and made our way back to Moonlight Trail and walking back to town via Old Blackwood Road. Not sure where we went wrong considering we tried to match our Google Maps location to the OCM marked trail exactly but still managed to do a whole lot of off-trail hiking that we probably weren’t supposed to do! In any case, the terrain is not too difficult although everything is damp/wet and most of the logs are very slippery, so caution must be taken when climbing over them.

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